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Early Spring Rose Care Tips

Posted on 03/18/2015

Whether you believe it or not, growing and maintaining roses is not that difficult. Roses will keep growing and blooming even if we neglect them entirely. However, like with most things, roses...

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Etched in stone: the façade of Biltmore House

Posted on 03/18/2015 by Judy Ross

George Vanderbilt and his architect Richard Morris Hunt put careful consideration into each material used to construct Biltmore House. While the underlying walls are brick, the architect chose to...

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Happy Birthday, Frederick Law Olmsted

Posted on 03/10/2015 by Judy Ross

In April, we remember Biltmore’s landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted, born April 26, 1822. Often referred to as the “Father of Landscape Architecture in America,” he’s...

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Our California “grape escape”

Posted on 03/09/2015 by Sharon Fenchak

In his book Lady On The Hill, George Vanderbilt's grandson William A.V. Cecil noted that “Asheville was about the same latitude as Gibraltar in the Mediterranean, and with an altitude...

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A special bond

Posted on 03/06/2015 by Jean Sexton

Chauncey Delos Beadle began working at Biltmore as nursery supervisor under the direction of Frederick Law Olmsted in 1890—five years before Biltmore House and its surrounding gardens were...

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